Bentonville vs. Valor Christian — by the numbers

1 — rushing touchdown by Bentonville quarterback Kasey Ford
2 — turnovers recovered by the Tigers' defense
3 — rushing touchdowns by junior tailback Jacob Clark
5 — states other than Arkansas that have had teams play at Tiger Stadium (Texas, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey and Colorado)
8 — receptions by Bentonville receiver Clay Barganier
11 — consecutive victories for Bentonville, the state's second-longest current winning streak
27 — consecutive points Bentonville scored, turning a 10-7 deficit into a 34-10 lead
100 — receiving yardage for Barganier
174 — rushing yardage by Clark
295 — passing yardage for Valor Christian quarterback Dylan McCaffrey, son of former Denver Broncos receiver … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Football By The Numbers

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE First-year Springdale coach Zak Clark watches his players Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, during practice at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
First-year Springdale coach Zak Clark watches his players Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, during practice at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.

Here is a by-the-numbers look at Springdale after a 17-7 loss at Alma on Friday.

431 — Yards of offense for Springdale on Friday, a season-high after finishing with 268 in week one at Greenwood.

392 — All-purpose yards for junior receiver Kyler Williams … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage FB By The Numbers

Here are a few figures from Rogers Heritage's 17-0 loss at Russellville on Friday night: 8 — first downs by penalty combined for both teams. 3 — Turnovers by the War Eagles. 38 — Rushing yards for Heritage. 118 — Total offense by Rogers Heritage. 208 — Combined penalty yardage. 2.41 — Average yards per play for Heritage. 11 — Pass completions for Heritage quarterback Jake Qualls. 24 — Penalties by both teams combined. 12—tackles by senior linebacker Garrett Sheetz, who sat out week one with an injury. —Paul Boyd • @NWAPaulB

Bulldogs Weigh Positives In Alma Loss

ALMA — Sam Robinson intercepted a pass inside the Springdale 30-yard line and returned it close to midfield with the Bulldogs trailing 17-0 late in the fourth quarter at Alma on Friday.

The tail end of the play sparked a mini skirmish moments later (video above, via Springdale Public Schools) with players from both benches rushing onto the field as coaches from both staffs and officials sprinted to separate the teams. No punches appeared to be thrown, no one was ejected and both teams were assessed bench warnings instead of penalties, which meant the post-play incident … Continue Reading ››

Heritage struggles in loss to Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE — Rogers Heritage scored 35 points and rolled up 375 yards of total offense in week one, but the War Eagles could get very little going Friday night. Heritage managed just three first downs in the second half and two of those came in the final five minutes in a 17-0 loss to Russellville. Heritage coach Perry Escalante didn't mince words. "Our offense just didn't show up," Escalante said."It was bad. The defense fought and fought and fought and was just on the field too long. It got us late. Offensively we just couldn't do anything. "We did a few things up front early, … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 41, Valor Christian 22 — One More Look

BENTONVILLE — During a midweek interview, Bentonville football coach Jody Grant illustrated a play Valor Christian had run earlier, and the formation the Eagles used allowed a tackle to be an eligible receiver downfield.
That play — with another unique twist — showed up during Friday night's nonconference game at Tiger Stadium, but the Tigers were ready and waiting for it.
Valor Christian had a 10-7 lead in the second quarter when the Eagles went for the trick play. Dylan McCaffrey threw a lateral to Christian Ellis, who then threw the ball downfield.
The ball was not only badly overthrown, but it was … Continue Reading ››

Rison snaps Junction City’s streak

Rison played streak-killer again Friday night.

The Wildcats snapped their third winning streak of at least 40 games in the last 25 years, as they beat Junction City 15-14, ending the Dragons' 41-game winning streak.

The streak was in jeopardy the entire game. After a scoreless first half, Rison struck first, scoring a touchdown and succeeding on a two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead.

Rison increased its lead to 15-0 with just under 10 minutes left in the game, but Junction City didn't go quietly.

A Dragons touchdown and two-point conversion with 2:55 left cut the lead to 15-8. After they recovered an … Continue Reading ››

Pick Em Poll Standings

Here's an update on how the ARPreps Pick'Em Poll looks after last night's high school games....

Jimmy Carter: 21-4 overall, 8-2 last night

Vernon Tarver: 20-5 overall, 7-3 last night

Henry Apple: 20-5 overall, 8-2 last night

Chip Souza: 19-6 overall, 10-0 last night (props, Chip!!)

Paul Nielsen: 18-7 overall, 7-3 last nightk

Graham Thomas: 18-7 overall, 7-3 last night

Paul Boyd: 16-9 overall, 5-5 last night

Andrew Hutchinson: 16-9 overall, 6-4 last night

Rick Fires: 16-9 overall, 8-2 last night

Har-Ber earns much-needed victory over Rockhurst

SPRINGDALE — Springdale Har-Ber got the performance it needed before heading out on the road for the first time.

The confidence-booster came in the form of a 49-21 victory over Kansas City (Mo.), which defeated Har-Ber 46-22 last season when the Wildcats slipped to 3-8. Har-Ber's passing game is much-improved behind quarterback Chandler Fuller, who threw six touchdowns, including four in the first half when Har-Ber took a 28-7 lead. The senior finished 12-of-16 passing for 240 yards with no interceptions.

Har-Ber's ground game was also effective with Luke Hannon rushing for 104 yards on 21 carries. Hannon also caught his second … Continue Reading ››


Bastrop, La., overcame 322 yards in penalties to knock off Shiloh Christian in a nonconference game in Champions Stadium. The Rams (1-1) were penalized 32 times in the game, with several of the infractions negating big plays. The high number of flags drew the ire of Bastrop coach Brad Bradshaw. The Rams jumped to a 22-0 halftime lead before Shiloh Christian (1-1) scored a pair of third quarter touchdowns to pull within 22-14. But the Rams scored two touchdowns and added a safety to pull away The Saints will travel to Tulsa (Okla.) Victory Christian next week.

Bastrop, La. Rams, 42

Shiloh Christian Saints, 22

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Overtime Final
Bastrop, La. … Continue Reading ››

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